Acuity Central Station Quick Reference

Acuity Central Station Quick Reference
ACUITY® CENTRAL STATION
QUICK REFERENCE
To Review and Print Waveform Data.
Click on the icon on the left side of the patient’s waveform window,
or click on the map icon.
Open the on-screen monitor. Click Review , click Waveforms. Point
and click on the “” and “” keys to scroll through ECG second
by second, or point and click on the time line (24-96 hours) to view
the ECG at a particular time. To obtain printouts, use cursor keys to
position the beginning of the waveforms you wish to print at the left
side of the screen. Click Print, click Print Waveforms, Custom Print,
or Print All Leads.
To enter patient ID.
To Review and Print OxyCRG.
Open the On-Screen monitor. Click Setup , click Patient ID. Make
sure the arrow is in the blue field. Using the keyboard, type: patient
ID#, press enter; last name, press enter; first name, press enter; middle
initial. Verify information is correct, then click Confirm, click Close.
Open the on-screen monitor. Click Review , click OxyCRG. Click
on the Time Line to locate data for review. Use the scroll bars as
necessary. Click Print. Click Close.
Select ECG1, ECG2 and ECG3 Lead.
To Review A Discharged Patient’s Full Disclosure
information:
To open an On-Screen Monitor.
Ensure you have the best ECG waveform displayed in the ECG1,
ECG2 and ECG3 locations in the waveform window and/or the
on-screen monitor. This will help to eliminate nuisance alarms as
HR and arrhythmia detection are performed on the waveforms in the
ECG1 , ECG2 and ECG3 locations. With 3-lead systems, ECG1 only is
used for detection and analysis of HR arrhythmias if applicable.
To change alarm limits.
Open the on-screen monitor, click Setup , click Alarms. Place
cursor on desired alarm limit box, hold down the left trackball key
and drag the box to the desired limit. OR: Place cursor on line to right
or left of limit box and click to increase or decrease limit by single
digits. When completed, click Close.
To suspend alarm tones for 90 seconds.
Click on a SUSPEND button, or click in the Tan Numerics Area of the
waveform window.
To take an NIBP from Acuity.
Open the on-screen monitor. Click NIBP, click START.
To print current waveforms.
Click on Patient List icon (located on the bottom left corner of the
Acuity screen), select Unit, select Patient name, click on desired full
disclosure icon: Graphical Trends, Waveforms, or OxyCRG.
FOR USE WITH ARRHYTHMIA DETECTION:
to Review a Patient’s Dysrhythmias.
Click on the half screen or full screen view image button located
in the top left corner of the Acuity screen to access the Arrhythmia
Event Review Window. From a current patient’s On-Screen Monitor,
click Review , Arrhythmia Events. In the Event Counts window
click the box to enter a checkmark to include the event in the Event
List for the selected Time Span. It will list the chosen arrhythmia(s)
type, priority, time it occurred as well as the duration of the
arrhythmia. Click on any event in the list to display the associated
waveforms. Scroll forward or backward to view the arrhythmia
event. Click Print then select either Waveforms or Event List.
To change Arrhythmia Alarm Limits if Applicable.
Open the on-screen monitor. Click Setup , click Arrhythmia
Alarms. Click the up or down arrow to set desired limit. Choose
priority level, check high, medium, low or off. Click Close. The alarm
levels for all life threatening arrhythmias (Vfib, Asystole) are always
set High and cannot be turned off.
Click on a SNAPSHOT button, or click in the White Waveform Area
of the waveform window.
To Review and Print Trend Data
Open the on-screen monitor, click Review , click Graphical Trends.
Select Time Span of vital signs to be reviewed (8h, 1h, 15 min, etc.)
Point and click to review individual vital signs or click and drag the
trackball slowly to review multiple vital sign numerics. To obtain
printouts click Print, then select Print Graph OR Print Table.
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